^ so she could 'dance' when she was 17-20yo... Still is talentless !
Tonight she seemed absolutely talentless, yes. But let's not get ahead of ourselves because she used to be a GREAT Pop performer. She used to tour and dance her ass off every single night. Today was horrible and didn't justify any lipsynching. Not even her fans are pleased. She got into this business way too young and it's sad to see her lose her sanity and career to everyone's amusement. I think she's over.
^^ she was a great pop CREATION by corp. media.
Mediocre at best "song" and lackluster performance. I've seen strippers with better moves.
I've seen drag queens that were more together than that mess! She stopped lip syncing at times, looked all wrong in her costume, she looked lost and at the end she ran off the stage like Miss ChiChi in To Wong Foo, well, maybe not but she should have. The song was cute and she did have the balls to go out there and do it. I'll give her that, she's got some guts. She could have stayed home but she put her self out there. anywhoo... my 2 pennies... hahaha!
I mean she is ONLY what ? 26yo and has 'lost' her talent LOL
Bitch never had any... IMHO of course
She tore the damn stage. Don't be delusional because Britney finally gave you an excuse to discredit her as a performer. Even the critics used to praise her performing abilities despite the lipsynching.
She had a good cheorographer for today too, Madonna's helper. Something's not right with her.
^^ If you like/love her... cool w/me
That's not the point. I'm guessing you're not into Pop performances but she did excel in that at one point. She was never a great singer but she could kill the stage. Today she is both a lipsyncher and a mediocre dancer so she has nothing going for her, but it's not an excuse to say she was always talentless when she clearly had performing talent. God knows what happened.
If they needed someone to walk slowly in a circle looking somewhat lost and out of it, basically marching around in go-go boots while an audience looks confused, I would have done it for a handful of Vicodin too, which seems to be what she was given to do this.
There are songs of hers that I will admit I like, and I have no grudge with her trying to come back from some seriously freaky-deakie behavior starting around the K-Fed years.
But someone should just tell her, "Sweetie, let's go play with the kids tonight."
I used to like being snarky about her because she seemed to be asking for it. Now, I just feel bad for her.
Way to ruin my bitchy buzz, Brit!
Looks like a bad MadTv sketch.
What do you know, just as painful watching it the 2d time around.
I loved 50 Cent's reaction, and Rihanna laughing
Poor 50. He was all excited about the performance before it began, lol. Rihanna was laughing? Could you post a picture? I don't want to go through the performance to try and catch her face.
I KNOW!!! Haha, he was watching the strippers! LOL
Has she been prescribed meds. due to her breakdown? If she was, then that could easily explain the performance. SSRIs can make one appear as flat as an old tennis ball.
She really needs to just give up the business for now and take the time to heal. She apparently has some big-time demons. We should all just leave her alone.
^ I agree something's really wrong with her. I hope the press tomorrow doesn't push her to do some crazy shit like shaving her head.
Yes, nobody wants her doing anything crazy. The press will respect that:
The title of their video link is all about respecting her!
There are a few precedents...
Judy Garland & Marilyn Monroe come to mind...
I REALLY hope it doesn't come to that.
I honestly wonder if these past few months of her "falling apart" are just an act. If she was really that bad off, SOMEONE would have made her "take a break" and get her out of the spotlight for a year or so. Remember, bad publicity is better than NO publicity. Maybe she realizes that she was fading as a outdated celeb, and she (and her team) have cooked up this idea of a "Broken Britney" for public consumption......
I don't think she was ever that great. The lighting, the costumes and the backup dancers were always more entertaining than she was. And the songs, while fun to listen to, had nothing to do with her. Her voice was mass produced and other people wrote her songs for her. I was a fan back in the day, but I wonder how much I would've loved her if I had ever taken my fandom past listening to her CDs and seen how fake her act really was.
I'm not surprised she bombed tonight. She's just a fancy instrument for the real artists, pulling the strings behind the scenes.
so where is Criss Angel? probably fucking and laughing his ass off with K-Fed!
Before I just watched it I was all prepared to make some catty, snarky remarks... But, that's just sad as hell.
She's obviously drugged up on *something*, prescription or otherwise, and it's just depressing to see that she couldn't even see through the haze for one performance on a night she surely knew the world would be watching.
Criss Angel made her comeback disappear.
Too much too soon.
I love britney to death seriously but the performance just lacked that britney flare that we've all come to love and some of us hate;-) i mean she looked great but there just seemed to be something else on her mind. it was almost as if she was thinking..."ok just get through the song and get the hell outta here!." i just don't get why she would have blown this chance to make all the haters shut up. but i still love her and wish her well. who knows maybe she has somethin esle up her sleeve......only time will tell i guess.
I really feel bad for Britney. She looked so damn nervous and uncomfortable it was a shame. It was very obvious that she didn't want to be there. I am glad she actually went though and didn't cancel.
However... the person who is managing her definitely needs to be fired. I would've never allowed her to go on stage like that. Britney Spears was an amazing performer. It's very sad to see that she didn't do that well tonight. I was waiting for her to give an amazing performance that would shut everyone up... but she had her mind on other things. It's very clear that she's hurt. She's hurt because she may end up losing her kids to a man that never cared about her well being. To be honest no one probably did. Her mother is now pushing her daughter Jamie-Lynn to make her more money... Her father is no where to be found... Her brother, who knows? Where are Britney's supporters? It seems like everyone left her after In The Zone was released..
well atleast this performance is giving her publicity and you know she craves it!!!!
but i have to say when she finished and put on a shy smile and said THANK YOU i kinda felt sorry for her
>>>However... the person who is managing her definitely needs to be fired.
So when she puts on a good perfomance, it's because she's such a talent, but when she puts on a bad one, she should be commended for "going through with it", but her manager should be fired. OK, got it.
Are we reduced to not expecting ANYTHING from our singers? It's OK if they don't pick their material (or write it), it's OK if they get ProTooled into acceptibility in the studio, it's OK if they lip-synch, and now it's OK if they can't even lip-synch when the pressure's on? What SHOULD we expect from these people now? To look pretty in a photo spread once every two months or so?
Sorry, I can't feel much sympathy. She knew this day was coming. She knew this was the linchpin of her "comeback".
It's not that we aren't supposed to expect anything from the singers... but come on now, the person who allowed her to go on stage like that is a fucking idiot. Yeah maybe Britney Spears' career is done with, but she deserves more credit than that. The girl has a lot going on right now... and you can clearly see that in her performance. She looked surprised, lost, unclear, etc... I don't think it was because she has no talent... she is just depressed. She does need to get her act together and what not... she needs to prove that she is strong. IMO the VMAs have always been a let down... She IS NOT THE FIRST to have a performance that didn't wow anyone. Many of the world's icons have had lousy performances... Britney is just one of the bigger targets.
Her management team definitely needs fired. I was thinking that as soon as I finished watching. I was like "Who organized this?"
Sorry, no. The true test of a performer is when the pressure's on. She's not the first performer to have to give a performance while having "a lot going on".
Fleetwood Mac produced what is arguably their best work (Rumours) while the band members were breaking up...with each other!
Weird Al's parents died in a horrific accident - he took a week off from tour, got his act together, and went back out there.
I saw one singer give a great performance, and when I went backstage to talk with him afterwards, he croaked out a hello. He was fighting the flu, but he downed some cough syrup, and used the very last of his voice to put on a good show.
Britney is a performer who has "performed" for approximately four hours in the year 2007. This performance wasn't thrust upon her, despite what you might think. It was part of a careful plan for her "comeback". This plan has no doubt been in the works for months. I'm pretty sure the plan wasn't her doing (although she no doubt would've gotten all the credit had it gone well), but she must have been aware of it all along the line, and must to agreed to it. She recorded the songs that were designed to put her back on top, and this was going to be the show that pushed her over. And from the looks of things, she blew it. I'm sorry she wasn't "feeling it" because "she has things going on", but she's a performer, damn it - go out there and perform.
i just thought it was sad, extremely sad, i mean like everyone else has already said, she seemed like she couldnt care less, she wasnt even trying hard, she was even looking a little too fat for that outfit, im sorry for britney but to me, this is the real end of her career
SHE WAS PARTYING ALL WEEKEND!
I don't think she's depressed at all, she just partied too much.
bitch looked crazy.
I am dissapointed in the performance, I have been a fan of hers for awhile and I overlooked the fact she can't sing because she always put on an amazing show, I've been to a couple of her concerts and loved them all. That didn't look like a Britney performance at all, I would have rather she not perform at all. She needs a lot of work if she plans to promote the new album the right way.
Well the performance did make me like the song. I didn't like it at all the first time I heard it. She did look better than she's ever had in the past year. I agree though that the lipsyncing was not good at all. At least she has her music back though since people barely watch performances unless they're at a concert.
It has nothing to do with her management team "letting" her do this performance. It's even been on legitimate news sources (whatever those are these days) that she has routinely fired or alienated anyone who tells her "no" or disagrees with her. Her management staff does exactly what she wants them to do--indulge her as she gets even more dangerously close to destroying herself.
i think the song is a very good club mix... but her performance was HORRIBLE... + ... VERY VERY SAD ... she looked like she was high ... the first part was the worst (well except for the last part when she offered the audience her pussy) ... 1st part, she hardly tried.. she was kinda being guided ... there was a point where you saw her get down though... but that didn't last... oh well....
I wish she would be on VH1's The Surreal Life.